COVID Update

Although Governor Whitmer has removed her “stay at home” order, because of the limited size of the Archives Room, the social distancing necessary and ability to disinfect materials, we will remain closed for an undetermined time.

The Archives is proceeding on its own plan for a safe re-opening.  Our primary concern in this possibly lengthy process is the safety of our volunteers and patrons.

The good news!  You can still access our digital resources by following the links  in the Digital Searches or Useful Links section.  We understand how important your research projects are during this unusual time.  Volunteers will continue to receive research requests and make every attempt to answer your Archives Inquiry form submissions.  Please have patience, we will be unable to respond to these requests immediately.

Archives RoomThe Howell Area Archives collects, organizes, and maintains printed items, articles, memorabilia, photographs, and written materials of historical significance to Livingston County, Michigan.  Our stacks contain approximately 1,000 alphabetically filed subject boxes with topics from “Arts and Artists” to “Veteran Service”.  We also house original property abstracts, cemetery records, Howell High School Yearbooks from 1905 to current, township records, plat maps, Civil War “brown books”, city directories and telephone books, and so much more.

Additional resource materials including microfilm are available in the Reference department’s Local History Room during regular business hours.

Digital Searches

Search the Howell Area Archives index
Search the Livingston County Press & Argus(in house only) Premium Research Source

Archives Inquiries

To request specific information from the Howell Area Archives, please fill out and submit the form below.  You will receive a response via phone or email as soon as a volunteer is available to handle your request.  Before submitting an inquiry you can check the Indexes to see if you are able to find any extra information relevant to your inquiry.

Digital Searches or Useful Links

(following are in house only)

Contact Information


Ground floor of the Howell Carnegie District Library


Currently Electronic Inquiries Only Wednesdays from 1pm–5pm Please call or email to verify these hours before planning your visit.


(517) 546-0720 extension 129

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